by Sa’Mya Hall, staff writer

PPSC offers daycare and education in the child development center at both the centennial and rampart campus.

Hours of operation include Monday through Thursday from 7:45 a.m-4:15 p.m and Friday 8:45 a.m- 12:00 p.m. Children ages six weeks to five years prior to attending kindergarten are eligible for enrollment.

Laura, a teacher in the child development center at the centennial campus, states “the class sizes vary depending on the age group. Infant classes have a maximum of ten kids per classroom, and older groups have 15 to 20 kids per classroom.” When asked about the teacher to student ratio, Laura states “there is one officially certified teacher in the classrooms, but there will be two and sometimes even three assistants in the classroom as well. Often times students in the child development program.” The waitlist for enrollment is done on a first come first serve basis. CCAP is accepted for PPSC students taking six or more credit hours. The child development center is affiliated with the CPCD adhering to the programs rules and regulations to ensure the children’s safety. Occasionally, the child development center provides classes for parents. Laura states “we offer sibling rivalry classes for parents to help them figure out how to deal with multiple kids.”

On Pikes Peaks State College’s website, more information about childcare services is available. The basic needs assistance tab on the homepage includes family resources such as: WIC, the Boy and Girls Club and Junior Academy Children Centers. Other community resources are linked onto the website such as housing opportunities, and utility bill assistance.